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Staff Pharmacist


Earl's Pharmacy
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Term: Part Time

Category: Pharmacist

Competition #: 19-741

Earl’s Pharmacy, located in Saskatoon, SK is currently accepting resumes for a part-time Staff Pharmacist. This is a 12-month term position with the possibility of extension. The position will commence March 2020. The successful candidate must be able to work 24 hours per week. The usual shifts will be Monday to Wednesday and a weekend shift approximately every 5 weeks. Additional coverage would also be needed when other pharmacists are on holidays.

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the Staff Pharmacist is responsible for ensuring professional dispensing and pharmacy practices, as well as a special focus on clinical work within long term care and private care, in an outreach and appointment-based model of practice.

We offer competitive employment packages, including benefits & pension, and added incentives for certain markets.  Rubicon strongly supports internal movement across and upward in our growing network.  We believe in helping you achieve your career goals, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance at the same time.

Rubicon is a growing company with over 100 locations throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Rubicon operates its stores within the Pharmasave, PharmaChoice, Value Drug Mart, Remedy’s RX and IDA franchise systems.

We provide our teams with an extensive support network, and a variety of clinical programs, best-practices, and tools to succeed.  Investing in innovations such as central-fill models and automated dispensing technology, allows local pharmacy teams more opportunity to focus on providing personalized, patient-centered care, while building adherence.  Rubicon has embraced practice innovations and will continue developing programs and services to support our local pharmacy teams.

JOB DESCRIPTION: STAFF PHARMACIST

OBJECTIVE: To ensure professional dispensing and pharmacy practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. CLINICAL

This position will focus on clinical activities, customer relationship management and outreach and consultative practice. With a key long-term care focus based on the Rubicon Resident Care Program as well as a mental health speciality. The candidate will have high attention and interest in clinical work such as assessment, documentation and ongoing follow-up which may include the following:

  • Medication reviews, care & case conferences
  • Medication change follow-up
  • Onsite support for quality improvement strategies
  • Injections provided on-site and in store
  • Care home staff training, in-service, and education
  • Procedural support for all pharmacy processes
  • Medication Room organization support and audits
  • Consultative Pharmacy Services
  • Participation in medical rounds
  •  Regular service reviews and customer relationship management leadership
  •  Extensive Clinical planning for Flu seasons and special projects
  • Clinical committee involvement

Rubicon Pharmacies is committed to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy. It is our hope that all of our pharmacists assist in and promote the professional development of the profession of pharmacy through the offering of medication reviews, community based and individualized clinical interventions, such as the PACT program for smoking cessation.

B. DISPENSING

All dispensing functions performed by the pharmacist must be carried out in accordance with provincial
regulations and standards of practice.

  • Receive written, verbal and refill prescription orders, ensuring legality of such orders.
  • Determine the drug, strength and dosage to be dispensed.
  • Consult and maintain the patient’s prescription profile, as required by provincial regulations,
    ensuring that no interactions will occur.
  • Supervise and personally check where necessary, all dispensing duties carried out by a
    pharmacy assistant; Including oversight of Licenced Pharmacy Technician responsibilities to ensure compliance within scope of practice and optimal collaboration.
  • Personally, check the original container, prescription container contents and prescription label.
  • Ensure proper recording of prescriptions, including narcotic, controlled drugs and poison records.
  • Courteously advise the patient regarding directions, storage and precautions required. Provide
    additional counselling as required.
  • Offer information and recommendations regarding OTC’s and non-prescription products.

C. PHARMACY OPERATIONS

  • Ensure that the pharmacy area is kept clean, neat and organized.
  • Ensure proper operation of the pharmacy computer.
  • Carry out all third-party billing procedures.
  • Carry out all nursing home dispensing and billing procedures.
  • Develop knowledge of all community care homes, group programs, doctors, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Licenced to practice as a pharmacist in the province.
  • Some previous retail pharmacy dispensing or long-term care experience preferred.
  • Participate on an on-going basis, in continuing education programs for professional development.
  • Professional image including pharmacy uniform, name tag and proper grooming.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers, co-workers and suppliers.